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House Hearings on Changing Gender on Birth Certificates & Disallowing School Prayer

Second in Cornerstone’s 2019 series of State House updates! To see the first one click here.  Cornerstone is keeping you updated on public hearings on proposed legislation regarding issues that matter to you! Remember, at any of these hearings you may speak on a bill, or you may attend simply to sign a sheet indicating whether you support or oppose the bill. You can also …

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House Hearings on Buffer Zone Repeal, Human Trafficking Bills

First in Cornerstone’s 2019 series of State House updates! Public hearings on proposed legislation for New Hampshire in 2019 are getting underway. At any of these hearings you may speak on a bill, or you may attend simply to sign a sheet indicating whether you support or oppose the bill. You can also send testimony in writing or via email. HB 124, a bill to …

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Gender Identity Bill Passes In N.H. House

On March 7, the New Hampshire House passed HB 1319 on a 195-129 roll call vote. The bill passed in spite of messages to legislators by voters concerned about the “gender identity” bill’s effects on individuals’ privacy and liberty. In the same session, the House killed an effort to prevent gender-reassignment procedures for minors (HB 1532) and killed a measure to prevent taxpayer funding for gender …

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Don’t Cut Parents Out of Medical Decisions for Teens (HB 1503, 2018)

Cornerstone Action strongly opposes HB 1503, authorizing minors 16 years of age or older to independently consent to medical procedures. Such an attack on parental involvement is poor public policy. Nothing in the bill would improve the health of 16- and 17-year-olds. Furthermore, passage of HB 1503 would be inconsistent with existing law regarding procedures to which minors may consent. Consider the consequences of the …

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Early House Action, 2018: Mixed Results

In the first floor sessions of 2018, the New Hampshire House approved a bill to establish education savings accounts but killed an abortion statistics bill. In a pair of dramatic votes that each required a tiebreaking vote by Speaker of the House Gene Chandler, the House voted “inexpedient to legislate” (ITL) on two therapy ban bills, one of which might be reconsidered on February …

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Special Elections November 7 in Manchester and Sullivan County

On Tuesday, November 7, Manchester voters will elect a mayor, and two state representative seats will be filled. Incumbent Manchester mayor Ted Gatsas is being challenged by Joyce Craig, whom he narrowly defeated in 2015. Craig has been endorsed by EMILY’s List, a national PAC supporting pro-abortion Democratic women, and Planned Parenthood of Northern New England’s Action Fund. Residents of Manchester ward 8 (Hillsborough County …

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Fetal Homicide Bills Considered Again

Fetal homicide legislation is once again up for debate in Concord, and Cornerstone has once again gone on record urging legislators to pass this important measure. Most recently, Cornerstone submitted testimony to the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee in support of HB 156, whose chief sponsor is Rep. Jeanine Notter (R-Merrimack). Fetal homicide legislation, already on the books in more than three …

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